Fleur du Cap wines meet exotic salts

Event Date: 

Angela Day Kitchen, Lifestyle Garden Centre, Gauteng


Unique salt and wine experience

Experience the elegance of Fleur du Cap wines paired with artisanal salts from around the globe at the Angela Day Kitchen in Randburg, with salt aficionado Chef Craig Cormack.

Chef Craig and the Angela Day Team will join hands to bring a world of flavours to Gauteng foodies and wine lovers with a signature Fleur du Cap Wine & Salt food demonstration that will illustrate just how a pinch of salt can awaken the senses.

Guests will be welcomed with Fleur du Cap Bergkelder Selection Sauvignon Blanc, followed by Winemaker Jaco van der Walt giving handy pointers on Fleur du Cap wine pairings with Chef Craig revealing some of his exotic salts. As part of the demonstration, the evening’s chopping block will see Craig preparing Pizzadaliere as a starter, followed by trout pastrami with oryx salt, an olive emulsion, cocotte potatoes and baby greens. The evening will end on a high note with chocolate mousse, roasted bananas and ice cream unusually seasoned with pink Murray River salt.

The close affinity to nature inherent in Fleur du Cap wines makes them a natural fit for Craig’s love of rare artisanal salts from around the world. His knowledge of salt in cooking, preserving coupled with his mastery of the art of matching salt with wine, offer ways of unlocking the expression of the wine to its fullest potential, resulting in an enriched culinary experience.

“One of the challenges when pairing salt and wine is to create food that will enhance the wine without dominating it. The natural process of crafting Fleur du Cap wines by allowing the style inherent in the grapes to guide the winemaking team, works particularly well with unrefined, artisanal salts, reverting back to nature in both the food and the wines,” says Craig.

The Fleur du Cap Wine & Salt food demonstration costs R150 per person including the wine, salt and food tasting and begins at 18h30 on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 at the Angela Day Kitchen at the Lifestyle Garden Centre in Randpark Ridge.

For bookings, contact Lesley Hamlyn on 011 791 1304.